nameserver registration

Sven Eschenberg sven at
Sat Jun 18 17:13:04 UTC 2011

On Sat, June 18, 2011 18:34, Lyle Giese wrote:
> On 06/18/11 10:21, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
>> That is weird.
>> When I use my own NSes under my own domain, I need to reg them to .org
>> NSes, when I use my registrars NSes I don't.
>> There does not seem to be any technical reason for your scenario (imho).
>> Regards
>> -Sven
>> P.S.: A direct glue of course could reduce the lookup path length and
>> save
>> resources.
>> On Sat, June 18, 2011 16:30, Jorg W. wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> given my domain name is, and my NS servers for
>>> are:
>>> But, itself's NS servers are the registrator's (for
>>> example, godaddy's).
>>> Under this case, I don't need any glue for ns[1-2]
>>> But why I still need to register them in the .com NS servers?
>>> Thanks.
> When using someone's name servers, it is THEIR responsibility to make
> sure proper glue records are generated.  When it's your name servers,
> you are required to register them.

You are right, I didn't catch the glue was supposed to be in .com wehere
the NSes are, which are someone else's - doh - I expect that someone who
providers nameservers takes care of gluing them appropriately, so it can
> My domain is  if I use ns1 and as
> my name servers and do not have glue records for them in the .com root
> servers, how is anyone going to find the name servers for my domain?
You are absolutely right, a small misreading in the scenario, my .org
servers are of course glued in .org, if I had used all the NSes of the
registrar (in .net, .com whatsoever), those of course would be glued in
their corresponding parent zones. I expected that to be obvious and clear,
as I said, I misread the scenario in the end and assumed that provided
NSes are properly glued by their operators.
> But in the example given, whoever owns needs to create the
> glue records by registering ns1 and as name servers.
> And if the owner of does not make sure the name servers they
> want to use are not registered, then they should not be wondering why
> others will have trouble resolving

Agreed at some point we need glue and wherever a full delegation of a
subzone is done, we need to have glue, no doubt ;-).

> Lyle Giese
> LCR Computer Services, Inc.
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